Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams

 
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:23 pm    Post subject: Frank Gore vs. Deron Williams

Ex-NFL star Frank Gore to fight ex-NBA star Deron Williams in boxing match on Jake Paul-Tommy Fury undercard

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Gore, 38, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection and ranks third in NFL history with 16,000 rushing yards. The San Francisco 49ers' all-time leading rusher spent 16 seasons in the league, most recently 2020 with the New York Jets.

"I'm excited to be fighting on this card and can't wait to show the world what I've been working on," Gore said in a statement. "Boxing has me excited, and on Dec. 18 expect fireworks!"

Williams, 37, was a three-time NBA All-Star selection with the Utah Jazz and Brooklyn Nets. He won gold at the Olympics with the U.S. men's national team in 2008 and 2012.

"Combat sports have been a part of my life since my youngest days," Williams said in a statement. "Before I was a basketball player, I was a wrestler. Since 2015, I have had the privilege of owning an MMA gym, and through that I have trained in various martial arts to stay active. Over the last year, I've been waiting for the right opportunity to translate my training into a professional debut."


https://www.espn.com/boxing/story/_/id/32591490/ex-nfl-star-frank-gore-fight-ex-nba-star-deron-williams-boxing-match-jake-paul-tommy-fury-undercard
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:54 pm    Post subject:

This is a crazy headline, Jake-Paul vs Tyson Fury's bro then the 'undercard', I'd skip
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:45 pm    Post subject:

Celebrities and old fighters are making a mockery of boxing. They will not make a dime off of me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 5:53 pm    Post subject:

sad. frank gore is a legend, but i get it. $$
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 09, 2021 11:03 pm    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
Celebrities and old fighters are making a mockery of boxing. They will not make a dime off of me.


Agree! Watching Lamar Odom in the ring was pretty sad!
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 10, 2021 9:09 am    Post subject:

I remember when it was a debate between CP3 and Deron Williams for best PG in the league in 07-08. Funny how their careers ended up so differently. CP3 as a top 5 PG of all time and Williams as a guy who was an all star for a few seasons.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 7:09 am    Post subject:

doesnt seem like a fair matchup... Gore is built like a mini tank and I recall him boxing in the offseason to stay in shape when he was in the NFL
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:48 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
Celebrities and old fighters are making a mockery of boxing. They will not make a dime off of me.


It also shows what a terrible shape boxing is that something like celebrity boxing gets as much publicity.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:54 am    Post subject:

UFC is far superior. Has been for a while. Plus you don’t get the celebrity participation beyond being a piece of cardboard handing over the belt.
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